Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah has revealed compatriot and Black Stars teammate Harrison Afful played a role in his move to Columbus Crew.
Mensah, who arrived at the Major League Soccer club in 2017, claims Harrison recommended him to the club. Harrison joined Colombus in 2015.
“Harrison suggested my name to Gregg and we spoke about me coming here,” Jonathan recalled.
“I remember that when Gregg called me, we were in a training camp with Ghana for the African Cup of Nations. I used to watch MLS because of Harrison and the other Ghanaians and it wasn’t difficult to blend in because of the way I was welcomed by the club and my teammates.”
Jonathan since joining the club has impressed greatly and is currently their captain.
Earlier this week, the club rewarded him with a multi-year contract extension.
He has made 95 appearances for the club, 92 of them as a starter.